Trainings are a way to build the capacity of community partners to offer the Nurturing Parenting Programs with program fidelity. The complete training model is competency-based and incorporates training for referral agencies, supervisors, and agency staff. The training prepares agencies for successful program implementation. The last step before program implementation is program planning within the targeted community.
All training participants are assessed through quantitative and qualitative measures. If a training participant needs additional support or additional training (as identified through the evaluation process) it is arranged and offered. HEARTS partners with quality facilitators that score 80% or higher on assessments with an average of a 6.0 or higher on the five parenting constructs measured by the Adult Adolescent Parenting Inventory.
In the past 13 years, HEARTS has successfully met its goal to offer quality trainings with satisfied training participants.
Workshops can be held in a variety of settings. The goal of the workshops are to educate a community on protective parenting practices that can lead to strong, nurturing relationships that can help prevent substance abuse and violence. The workshops can be tailored and targeted toward community members but are considered primary prevention and provide useful information for anyone attending. A secondary, strategic goal of the workshops is to expose parents with a stigma-free approach to parenting education where the next step would be a full parenting program. HEARTS plans to begin targeting programs in communities where workshops are being held so those who desire additional support can participate in a full parenting program.
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HEARTS offers the Nurturing Parenting Programs to local communities.
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